Outsourcing: A Guide to ... Selecting the Correct Business Unit ... Negotiating the Contract ... Maintaining Control of the Process, Edition 2

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"As companies in growing numbers look to outsource functions notrelated to their core competencies, Bragg's work provides anexcellent road map. Demonstrating a firm grasp of the topic, heintelligently walks the reader through the maze, analyzing allaspects of the process (including whether the function should orshould not be outsourced). This is a must-read for both novices andveterans alike."
--Mary S. Schaeffer Editorial Director and Publisher AccountsPayable Now & Tomorrow

"Steve Bragg's Outsourcing gives business decision-makers theinsights needed to make the case for or against outsourcing. Thefirst half provides a thorough discussion of all aspects, includingevaluating risks and rewards, selecting, contracting, andterminating. The second half provides in-depth analysis of tendifferent types of outsourcing services, including janitorial,customer service, and accounting. This book provides practicaladvice that will benefit everyone regardless of the extent of theirprior experience."
--Dr. Will Yancey, PHD, CPA Independent Consultant

"Once again, Steve Bragg has compiled a comprehensive, well-writtenbook that will yield an excellent return on time invested byreaders. This is a must-have guide in outsourcing for any manager,whether newly exposed or an expert. I came away with some greatideas from the book!"
--James A. Bologa Executive Vice President and CFO DaticonInc.

"Use of carefully considered outsourcing can be a criticalcomponent of any corporate strategy. In Outsourcing, Steve Bragghas given an excellent overview of why and when outsourcing shouldbe considered, some precautionary thoughts, and specifics of how tosuccessfully implement and manage any outsourced functions. He hascreated an excellent guide to the use of outsourcing as a means toenhance corporate success in today's challenging businessclimate."
--Richard V. Souders President and CEO Premier Data Services
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About the author

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, CMA, CIA, CCP (CertifiedComputing Professional), CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), andCPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Manager). He is theController of Teague Equipment, a multilocation company thatassembles trucks for the utility and construction industries(revenues of $16 million). He is responsible for all accounting,finance, internal audit, and IT functions.
Prior to joining Teague Equipment, he was the CFO of IsolationTechnologies, a company that manufactures customized isolationchambers used to produce drugs in a cleanroom environment. Beforethat, Bragg was the Controller of Carts of Colorado, a subsidiaryof the Pepsi Cola Company. His responsibilities includedaccounting, purchasing, production control, IT, and warehousingfunctions. Other positions that Bragg has held include Manager atErnst & Young, Senior Cost Accountant at Jolly Rancher Corp.,Assistant Controllers at Spinnaker Software Corp., and StaffAuditor at Deloitte & Touche.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 24, 2006
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9780471781493
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English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Accounting / Managerial
Business & Economics / General
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